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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-2901

Original release date: 01/28/2010
Last revised: 03/15/2014
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The autodeployment process in Apache Tomcat 5.5.0 through 5.5.28 and 6.0.0 through 6.0.20, when autoDeploy is enabled, deploys appBase files that remain from a failed undeploy, which might allow remote attackers to bypass intended authentication requirements via HTTP requests.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/02/2010)
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2009-2901 This issue did not affect Tomcat versions running on Linux or Solaris systems. This issue is fixed in the tomcat5 and tomcat6 packages released with JBoss Enterprise Web Server 1.0.1 for Windows.

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20100124 [SECURITY] CVE-2009-2901 Apache Tomcat insecure partial deploy after failed undeploy
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 57126
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1023503
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 43310
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:1701
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 38316
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=902650&view=rev
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20110211 VMSA-2011-0003 Third party component updates for VMware vCenter Server, vCenter Update Manager, ESXi and ESX
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 38346
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:177
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_vc41_u1_rel_notes.html
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0213
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBST02955
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2010:008
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:176
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:1700
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0147
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0003.html
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-899-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 39317
External Source: BID
Name: 37942
External Source: XF
Name: tomcat-autodeploy-security-bypass(55856)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 38541
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=892815&view=rev
Type: Patch Information

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.0
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.25
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.10
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.1
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.28
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.27
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.9
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.8
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.7
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.6
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.5
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.4
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.17
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.18
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.15
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.16
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.13
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.14
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.11
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.12
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.24
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.3
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.22
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.26
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.23
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.20
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.21
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.19
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:5.5.2
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.15
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.14
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.6
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.7
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.8
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.9
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.17
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.18
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.1
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.0
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.5
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.4
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.3
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.2
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.13
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.12
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.11
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.10
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.16
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.19
* cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0.20

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)